ZAN CLAN To Open For QUEENSRŸCHE In Stockholm

ZAN CLAN, the new group fronted by former SHOTGUN MESSIAH vocalist Zinny Zan, will be opening for QUEENSRŸCHE Saturday night (July 10) at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. In other news, ZAN CLAN guitarist, producer/songwriter Chris Laney (SCRATCH, UNAMEUS, 17, GODSACHE) is now reportedly a full-fledged member of Randy Piper's (ex-W.A.S.P.) ANIMAL. ZAN CLAN's lineup is ...

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LORD BELIAL Bassist Undergoes Surgery

LORD BELIAL bassist Anders Backelin underwent surgery Thursday night (July 8), according to a posting on the band's web site. "Due to the related complications which may follow, Anders is ordered to take it easy for at least 6 months," the group write. "The top priority for LORD BELIAL right now is to let Anders ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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TEATRE Recording Fourth Album

Swedish death/thrash metal band TAETRE are currently busy recording their fourth full-length album, entitled "Psychopath", at Los Angered Recording in Angered, Sweden with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND). The follow-up to 2002's "Divine Misanthropic Madness" will be the first to feature the group's new lineup: DR Lindblood (guitar & vocals), D.K. (bass & vocals), Danyael ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Comments On KREATOR Guest Appearance

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has commented on his guest appearance on the new KREATOR album. Amott has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies", to be included on KREATOR's upcoming CD, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records. Says Amott: "This is something I was really happy to do. I get offered ...

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